April 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 Ras Tafari Makonnen becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Apr 4 The Communist Party of Panama is founded
  • Apr 5 England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
  • Apr 6 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
  • Apr 6 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
  • Apr 10 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • Apr 10 Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • Apr 14 Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 17 Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 17 DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
  • Apr 18 Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da
  • Apr 21 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
  • Apr 21 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
  • Apr 22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • Apr 22 British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong, Bengal province, British India, 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries killed
  • Apr 29 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • Apr 29 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service

Birthdays in History


Person of interestHelmut Kohl

Apr 3 Helmut Kohl, German chancellor (West Germany, 1982-90, unified Germany, 1990-98), born in Ludwigshafen, Weimar Republic (d. 2017)

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • Apr 3 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
  • Apr 3 Max Frankel, American journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds), born in Gera, Germany
  • Apr 8 Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)
  • Apr 8 Mary Moore, principal (St Hilda's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 8 Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
  • Apr 9 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
  • Apr 10 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer and judge, born in Mukden, Manchuria, China (d. 1995)
  • Apr 10 Dolores Huerta, American civil rights activist (co-founded United Farm Workers), born in Dawson, New Mexico
  • Apr 11 Clive Exton, British scriptwriter and playwright, born in Islington, London
  • Apr 11 James Ferman, American director and secretary (British Board of Film Classification), born in New York (d. 2002)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Burnett-Stuart, CEO (Robert Fleming Holdings)
  • Apr 11 Nicholas F. Brady, American politician and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1988-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 11 Bill Hefner, American politician, Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, born in Elora, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Apr 11 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant, born in London
  • Apr 12 Louw de Graaf, Dutch Assistant Secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
  • Apr 12 Manuel Neri, American sculptor (life-size figurative sculptures), born in Sanger, California
  • Apr 13 Jeremiah Harman, British Judge "the kicking Judge"
  • Apr 14 George W Gekas, (Rep-R-PA, 1983- )
  • Apr 15 Elijah Barayi, head of South Africa union centre (COSATU)
  • Apr 15 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • Apr 16 John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
  • Apr 21 Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)
  • Apr 23 Michael Bowen, British Roman Catholic Archbishop (Southwark), born in Gibraltar
  • Apr 25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 Justin Gosling, principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
  • Apr 28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 30 Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
  • Apr 2 Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • Apr 14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), dies at 36
  • Apr 16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • Apr 17 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
  • Apr 19 Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
  • Apr 21 Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • Apr 24 Henry Ernest Dudeney, English mathematician and puzzle maker, dies at 73